The complementary events at IPACK-IMA and MEAT-TECH 2018

The exhibition will host important events focusing on themes ranging from the fight against food waste to new industrial scenarios linked to the development of e-commerce.

Event IPACK-IMA and MEAT-TECH 2018
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The programme of events will begin with the opening conference of The Innovation Alliance. The main focus of the conference will be a roundtable discussion between managers from different production sectors (food, furniture and design, e-commerce) who see the innovative capacity of the showcased technologies as an opportunity to develop their businesses. Launched by FAO and Messe Düsseldorf to promote an awareness of issues relating to crop improvement and processing, packaging and delivery, the SAVE FOOD project, to be held at 10:00 am on 30 May,. focuses on extending product shelf life, reducing food waste and consequently improving food culture in general. On the second day of the show, MEAT-TECH will be hosting a workshop organised by ASSOFOODTEC (Italian Association of Machinery and Plant Manufacturers for Food Production, Processing and Preservation) and ANIMA (Federation of Italian Associations of Mechanical Engineering and Allied Industries) focusing on the new corporate responsibilities deriving from legislation on Food Contact Materials (FCMs). Following the success of the event held last January, the 2nd PACKAGING & E-COMMERCE FORUM organised by IPACK-IMA and the Italian Electronic Commerce Forum NETCOMM will be held on 31 May at 2:00 pm. The event will present the results of the Netcomm & IPACK-IMA Monitor and host a roundtable discussion attended by representatives of large retail chains and the world of research, distribution and consulting, who will discuss the growth of e-commerce and the process of digital disruption and the consequences for corporate models and packaging.
Event IPACK-IMA and MEAT-TECH 2018
Source: IPACK-IMA and MEAT-TECH 2018
A focus on food packaging organised by the scientific and technological research organisation TECNOALIMENTI will be held on the morning of 31 May. This will include a conference discussing the main needs and expectations of food producers and the technological solutions and innovative materials developed by the packaging industry to meet the latest needs, with particular emphasis on eco-sustainable materials, new functionalisation technologies and the Internet of Packaging. The same day, the theme of consumer transparency will be discussed at a conference at MEAT-TECH organised by ASSICA (Meat and Cured Meat Producers' Association) and entitled "Nutritional declaration and tolerances of cured meat products for better consumer information". On 31 May, AIDEPI (Italian Association of Confectionery and Pasta Industries) will unveil a report analysing trends in raw materials prices in foreign markets. On the afternoon of the same day, APPAFRE will organise a conference on the theme of sanitisation of plants and equipment. IPACK-IMA 2018 will once again host the Packaging Oscar Awards Ceremony, a contest for the best packaging solution designed or sold in Italy and exhibited during the recent Milan Design Week. Go to www.ipackima.com for the up-to-date programmes of events and registration forms.
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